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Congress Facing Midnight Deadline To Avoid Government Shutdown


Senate leaders are close to reaching a deal that would lift stiff budget caps for both defense and non-defense spending programs in fiscal years 2018 and 2019. Minority leader Nancy Pelosi delivered a record-breaking eight hour speech, demanding that the House speaker hold a vote on a separate bill. The government shutdown last month came largely as a result of Senate Democrats' refusal to vote for a funding bill that did not contain a DACA solution. Read More »

At Prayer Breakfast, Trump Says Faith Is Central To American Life


As examples from the past year, he cited first responders and ordinary citizens who helped their neighbors during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma; firefighters who battled California wildfires; strangers who shielded one another from bullets during a mass shooting in Las Vegas; communities that have fought the nation's opioid crisis; and members of the USA military. Read More »

'You Jews Media': Nazi Candidate Calls Holocaust A 'Scam' On CNN


House of Representatives in a district in IL. There's just no way a GOP candidate is going to win that district, so they didn't even try, and now Jones is getting exactly the attention he wants for his terrible views. Jones, 70, hollered that his arguments were "not conspiracy theories, facts". CNN noted there were about 7,000 Jewish citizens living in the district - at about which point Jones said he was running to "prevent a Holocaust in the Middle East". Read More »

Government to Shutdown Thursday Unless A Deal is Made


The Senate plans to strip out the current text of the House bill and insert its own budget agreement. Paul said he could favor opening the bill up to amendments and allowing a vote on an amendment to impose lower spending caps, which would likely fail, to make a point about the danger of increased debt. Read More »

Canada police find remains of six people in serial killer probe


McArthur used it as storage in exchange for doing the landscaping. McArthur is now facing five counts of first-degree murder. McArthur, 66, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the disappearances of Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi and Dean Lisowick. Read More »

Kurdish Fighters Capture 2 British IS Converts Known for Western Beheadings


Kotey and Elsheikh were labeled as "Specially Designated Global Terrorists" by the US State Department a year ago. The four, all from London, were nicknamed "the Beatles" due to their British accents. Emwazi was killed during a 2015 air strike in Syria. The SDF handed the two men over to United States special forces after suspecting they were foreign fighters, the Times reported. Read More »

German parties reach coalition deal


German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) partners are facing a mix of skepticism, relief and resignation after forging a deal on a new coalition . The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. In November, German agriculture minister Christian Schmidt caused global controversy and a major row in Germany's government by unexpectedly backing a European Commission proposal to permit use of glyphosate for the next ... Read More »

Meet the 200-strong 'army of beauties' from North Korea

Kim Yo Jong , the youngest daughter of the late Kim Jong Il, will cross the border into the South to attend the opening ceremony on Friday, Seoul officials confirmed. The U.N. Security Council imposed a travel ban and asset freeze Choe on June 2 previous year when he was vice director of the Workers' Party of Korea Propaganda and Agitation Department, which controls ideological messaging through the media, arts and culture. Read More »

Queues, protests as North Korean orchestra performs in South


She is to arrive Friday on a private jet to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games later that day, and will join South Korean President Moon Jae-in for lunch on Saturday, presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said. North Korea held a massive military parade highlighted by intercontinental ballistic missiles. In Washington on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi reaffirmed the commitment of Washington and Beijing to exert pressure in ... Read More »

Mattis mum on any plans for big military parade

So far, the military command has only stated that the parade is now in an initial planning phase and provided few details about the cost, participants and the place where it will take place, although it was established that the Army command will lead the project. Read More »

Russia meddled in US election, George W. Bush says


Trump has repeatedly denied collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation and dismissed the conclusions of US intelligence officials that the Kremlin had interfered in the presidential election. "He can't think, 'How can we both win?' He only thinks, 'How do I win, you lose?'" Bush said. "America's their home", the 43rd American president said. Read More »

Trump asks Pentagon to plan military parade


White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the request Tuesday evening. "He has asked the Department of Defence to explore a celebration in which all Americans can show their appreciation". The Pentagon and Trump's transition team both declined to comment on the report at the time . The Washington Post first reported Trump told top Pentagon brass last month he wants a military parade. Read More »

Venezuelan electoral body sets presidential election date


Maduro, a 55-year old former bus driver and union leader who has been president since 2013, appeared on Wednesday evening in front of a cheering crowd, who sang his campaign jingle, "Everyone with Maduro!" The election will be held against a backdrop of economic and political crisis. Read More »

Woman found holding her eyeball outside South Carolina church


The Anderson County Sheriff's Department did not immediately return a request for comment about the confusion. The sheriff's office says representatives reacted to help crisis therapeutic specialists, and no wrongdoing was submitted. "Most of our deputies have never seen anything like that ", Sheriff Chad McBride said. By the time Anderson County deputies and emergency medical crews got to the woman, witnesses said she had gouged out the other eye. Read More »

Syria confirms United States airstrike, reports casualties


According to Syrian activists, conditions under the siege in Eastern Ghouta are the worst they have been in four years and continue to deteriorate, with hundreds of thousands of people suffering a lack of food and medical supplies. The toll includes 12 children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was quoted by Sky News Arabia as saying. The media cited reports of dozens killed and wounded. Read More »

Toys R Us closing sales could start soon


The store located at 9730 Katy Freeway is on the closures list. Toys "R" Us began liquidation sales Wednesday at 144 stores across the United States, listing fewer stores than the chain initially sought to shut down. If you have a gift card, you can still use it at stores that are expected to close. Toys R Us had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September. Read More »

Sluggish housing activity 'shows no sign of turning': RICS


There is little sign of an increase in properties coming to market with 17% more respondents noting a decline in January - the weakest number since May 2017. But RICS does acknowledge that there is more optimism regarding the 12 month sales projections which are now modestly positive in virtually all parts of the country, this optimism is also visible in the accompanying comments from contributors to the survey. Read More »

Speech by South Africa's president postponed


Ramaphosa to replace Mr. Zuma as party leader in December despite Mr. Zuma's efforts to engineer a victory by his preferred candidate. In a late press statement, the ANC said the national executive committee postponement "follows fruitful and constructive engagements, on various issues, held earlier today by the president of the ANC, Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa and the president of the republic, Comrade Jacob Zuma ". Read More »

North Korean athletes can't take Olympic-edition Samsung phones home with them


North Korea's nominal head of state and senior statesman, 90-year-old Kim Yong Nam, is expected to join her. Kim Yo-jong will be the first immediate member of the North Korean ruling family to visit the south. "We'll wait and see and", Tillerson said. Pence has left the door open for a possible meeting with the North Koreans but said he hasn't requested one and any engagement would include his ultimate message that the North must abandon its nuclear ambitions, an issue Pyongyang insists ... Read More »